Couples’ Therapy

October 1, 2012 | By Waikiki Magazine Team

Photo courtesy of Shiatsu & Massage Center

Just when you thought a “his and her massage” only meant tandem treatments in one room—think again. Though the trained and licensed professionals at The Shiatsu & Massage Center deliver soothing, tension-busting massages (add hot stones for an extra dose of stress-melting satisfaction), you’ll leave your session with more than just knot-free shoulders if you take the center’s three-hour M.B.P.C. (Massage, Breathing, Partner Yoga, Circus Yoga) class. Here, you’ll pick up key kneading techniques so you can deliver a massage like an expert as well. Learn everything from the proper way to give a massage to tips on breathing for relaxation. Additionally, you and your other half (though this can be taken by any type of duo) will also participate in partner yoga, doing stretches and getting into yoga positions with the support of your partner. And to add a whimsical, yet highly effective way to stretch and energize the body, the class also has participants working with circus silks, ropes, straps, balls and large tubes, in order to hang upside down and perform even deeper stretches. Classes are held daily and cost $250 per couple.

The Shiatsu & Massage Center
Waikiki Trade Center
2255 Kuhio Ave., Ste. 205 [B:8 Waikiki Map]
(808) 922-0171